This tab lists all objects of some particular type - tables, modules, etc. Allows to identify whether some object is new, changed or unchanged. Note that for tables and queries it does not provide information about data/content changes, only about object definitions (like changed column data type for tables or changed select statement for queries).
For most object types each side has only 3 columns: Name, Created and Modified. In this case Name column has a hyperlink that opens text diff tab with object definition, exclusion is 'Table definitions' object type that opens table structure diff tab for the Pro version. Object name cell can also contain some additional action buttons for some object types:
Form/report action buttons are shown only for non-default comparison mode. For example, in settings dialog on the 'Text Diff' tab you can configure to compare forms as 'Module only' by default. In this case clicking on object name will show text diff with 'Show only module' state, 'compare module' button will not be shown, buttons to show both module and layout and layout only will be available.
Vertical toolbar between two panels contains additional tab-specific actions:
When bottom text preview is active, it contains two more actions:
At the top of the object list it shows changes summary for each side: total count of objects, new, changed and new+changed count. It also shows the number of selected records.
Also the top panel has a small quick filter button that allows to filter object list by name. This can be very convenient for large object lists. This action is also available with Alt+F keyboard shortcut.
Each object name has a selection checkbox nearby - so you can select the object with the mouse or with the Space button from the keyboard and do some further actions with the selected object - merge, delete, etc. Merge, Delete and Replace actions may have some limitations:
At the bottom panel it shows information about selected object - either object name with create/update date/time or text preview.
Some object types have different columns in the Object list (other than Name, Created and Modified), it is: Relations, References and Import/Export specification.
Free version limitations:
Last updated: 2023-09-21